Defence Trade Controls Amendment Bill 2015

Type
Government
Portfolio
Defence
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
44

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Summary

Amends the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 in relation to: providing an additional 12 month implementation period before offence provisions and record-keeping requirements commence; removing controls on the supply of Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL) technology; extending the exception to the offence of supplying DSGL technology without a permit; narrowing the scope of publication and brokering offences; establishing offences for brokering dual-use DSGL goods or technology; including additional exceptions to the brokering offence; prohibiting the brokering of military or dual-use DSGL technology where the supply would prejudice Australia’s defence, security or international relations; directing a person to seek a permit for brokering dual-use DSGL goods or technology; requiring the minister to consider prescribed criteria when deciding whether an activity would prejudice Australia’s security, defence or international relations; and providing for reviews of the operation of the Act.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26 Feb 2015
Second reading moved 26 Feb 2015
Second reading debate 04 Mar 2015
Second reading agreed to 04 Mar 2015
Third reading agreed to 04 Mar 2015
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 04 Mar 2015
Second reading moved 04 Mar 2015
Second reading debate 18 Mar 2015
Second reading agreed to 18 Mar 2015
Third reading agreed to 18 Mar 2015
Finally passed both Houses 18 Mar 2015
Assent
  • Act no.: 31
  • Year: 2015
02 Apr 2015

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

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